Patients with epiglottitis frequently require intubation (insertion of a breathing tube) or a tracheotomy to keep the airway open.
Throat cancer can leave a person with a permanent tracheotomy, a hole in the neck through which the person breathes.
If the individual is still not getting enough oxygen, it may be necessary to perform a tracheotomy.
A tube may be inserted in to the trachea (tracheotomy) in order to keep the airways open.
The tracheotomy is the most extreme type of surgical therapy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
The advantage to a tracheotomy is that it has a very high success rate for curing OSA.
A tracheotomy is a last option for those with life threatening sleep apnea.
In severe cases, a tracheotomy may be necessary.
Unfortunately he was attacked by cancer in the throat; he spent the winter of 1887-1888 at San Remo; in January 1888 the operation of tracheotomy had to be performed.